Mondi PLC announce a recommended full year dividend of 60.0 euro cents per share, up 5%

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Mondi PLC announce a recommended full year dividend of 60.0 euro cents per share, up 5%

The Mondi PLC Board aims to offer shareholders long-term ordinary dividend growth within a targeted dividend cover range of two to three times on average over the cycle, although the payout ratio in each year may vary in accordance with the business cycle.

In April, at the height of the first wave of the pandemic, the Board took the difficult but prudent decision to withdraw the recommendation to pay the 2019 final dividend, with a commitment to re-evaluate later in the year when the impact of the pandemic became clearer. In August, having delivered a robust trading performance in the first half of the year and given a resilient business model and strong financial position, the Board was pleased to resume the payment of dividends. The Board declared a dividend of 29.75 euro cents per share relating to the 2019 financial year, bringing the total dividends paid relating to 2019 to 57.03 euro cents per share, in addition to a 2020 interim dividend of 19.00 euro cents per share.

Given our strong financial position and confidence in the future of the business, the Board has recommended a final 2020 dividend of 41.00 euro cents per share. The final dividend, together with the interim dividend, amount to a total dividend for the year of 60.00 euro cents per share, an increase of 5% on the 2019 total dividend.

The final dividend is subject to the approval of the shareholders of Mondi plc at the Annual General Meeting scheduled for 6 May 2021 and, if approved, is payable on 13 May 2021 to shareholders on the register on 9 April 2021.

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